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My body iz pastede on yay!
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< and yes I know it's copyright and I should find something else, *sigh* Can we say it's fair use as a sample of the whole pulp covers site? >

She employed the residue of her life to repairing of highways, building of bridges, and endowing of maidens. -- Carew

Worst. Mary Sue. Ever: (Oh, it appears to be gone, so just go and enjoy Babbling Chronicles on LJ:

"The only thing to be said in favour of this book is its labour-saving, cost-effective design in which a combination of small type and narrow margins ensures that the reader goes blind before he goes mad."
-- John Naughton (The Observer, 1988) reviewing Hurricane Force by George Hill.


Why are so few singers noded? Why doesn't anyone care about music? Here are a few off the top of my head(...ish); I haven't checked them all, but I'm pretty sure none of these famous singers have been noded yet. More added to list as I think of them. Please let me know if you do any of these, and I'll give you a jelly baby. To help set priorities, I've bolded some of the most important omissions, and I've spent simply ages rearranging them in alphabetical order..


Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling, Francisco Araiza, Nancy Argenta, Arlene Auger, Agnes Baltsa, Olaf Bär, Josephine Barstow, Cecilia Bartoli, Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Gabriela Beňačková, Teresa Berganza, Carlo Bergonzi, Ann Bishop, Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Bonney, Olga Borodina, Ian Bostrich, Catherine Bott, James Bowman, Owen Brannigan, Renato Bruson, Grace Bumbry, Paata Burchuladze, Clara Butt, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Susan Chilcott, Boris Christoff, Isabella Colbran, Sarah Connolly, Ileana Cotrubaș, Rogers Covey-Crump, Régine Crespin, Kim Criswell, José Cura, Inge Dam-Jensen, Suzanne Danco, David Daniels, Lisa della Casa, Alfred Deller, Mario del Monaco, Natalie Dessay, Emmy Destinn, Ghena Dimitrova, Plácido Domingo, Jane Eaglen, Kurt Equiluz, Geraint Evans, Maria Ewing, Geraldine Farrar, Brigitte Fassbaender, Mafalda Favero, Nuccia Focile, Mirella Freni, Gottlob Frick, Barbara Frittoli, Inessa Galante, Lesley Garrett, Lisa Gasteen, Nicolai Gedda, Beniamino Gigli, James Gilchrist, Tito Gobbi, Matthias Goerne, Galina Gorchakova, Harry Plunket Greene, Giulia Grisi, Edita Gruberova, Nancy Gustafson, Jerry Hadley, Håkan Hagegård, Joan Hammond, Thomas Hampson, Heather Harper, Frieda Hempel, Barbara Hendricks, Ben Heppner, Marilyn Horne, Hans Hotter, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maria Ivogün, Gundula Janowitz, Maria Jeritza, Siegfried Jerusalem, Sumi Jo, Aled Jones, Sena Jurinac, Simon Keenlyside, Yvonne Kenny, Emma Kirkby, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kožená, Alfredo Kraus, Patrizia Kwella, Philip Langridge, Jennifer Larmore, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Lotte Lehmann, Sergei Leiferkus, Jonathan Lemalu, Tiana Lemnitz, Marjana Lipovšek, Felicity Lott, Ernest Lough, Christa Ludwig, Benjamin Luxon, Catherine Malfitano, Maria Malibran, Jane Manning, Giovanni Martinelli, Eva Marton, Karita Mattila, John McCormack, Sylvia McNair, Waltraud Meier, Lauritz Melchior, Robert Merrill, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Aprile Millo, Sherrill Milnes, Anna Moffo, Kurt Moll, Birgit Nilsson, Eidé Norena, Leo Nucci, Elena Obraztsova, Felicity Palmer, Adelina Patti, Julius Patzak, Luciano Pavarotti, Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Lucia Popp, Christoph Prégardien, Hermann Prey, Leontyne Price, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Katia Ricciarelli, Jean Rigby, Amanda Roocroft, Patricia Rozario, Leonie Rysanek, Tito Schipa, Peter Schreier, Elisabeth Schumann, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Renata Scotto, Irmgard Seefried, Elisabeth Söderström, Gérard Souzay, Teresa Stich-Randall, Teresa Stolz, Ann Storace, Teresa Stratas, Cheryl Studer, Conchita Supervia, Ruth Ann Swenson, Richard Tauber, Robert Tear, Luisa Tetrazzini, Lawrence Tibbett, John Tomlinson, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Tatiana Troyanos, Richard Tucker, Eva Turner, Dawn Upshaw, Eva Urbanová, Richard Van Allan, José van Dam, Carol Vaness, Julia Varady, Pauline Viardot, Jon Vickers, Galina Vishnevskaya, Deborah Voigt, Anne-Sofie von Otter, Frederica von Stade, Eberhard Wächter, Ljuba Welitsch, Willard White, Fritz Wunderlich

A red Smartie apiece to people who've noded singers (especially if it was me). We've already got:

Roberto Alagna, Marian Anderson, Janet Baker, Cathy Berberian, Jussi Björling, Lucrezia Bori, June Bronhill, Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Feodor Chaliapin, Franco Corelli, Victoria de los Ángeles, Giuseppe De Luca, Giuseppe di Stefano, Kathleen Ferrier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kirsten Flagstad, Renée Fleming, Amelita Galli-Curci, Angela Gheorghiu, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Jenny Lind, Nellie Melba, Zinka Milanov, Ann Murray, Claudia Muzio, Jessye Norman, Jarmila Novotna, Peter Pears, Rosa Ponselle, Andreas Scholl, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, Kiri Te Kanawa

Small node for him but we need more detail: Bryn Terfel

And if you prefer to do it for violinists, cellists, pianists, or operas, that'd fine by me too. Why no node for Jack Brymer, Heinz Holliger, The Bartered Bride, Aaron Copland, Sir John Barbirolli, Julian Bream, Claudio Arrau, The Beggar's Opera, etc. etc.? (I started making lists of them all here, but the task was too big.)

There are more ballet dancers and choreographers needing to be done too: such as Frederick Ashton, Erik Bruhn, John Cranko, Anthony Dowell, Pavel Gerdt, Lucile Grahn, John Lanchbery, Lydia Lopokova, Irek Mukhamedov, Lucien Petipa, Roland Petit, Marie Taglioni, Tamara Toumanova, Peggy van Praagh.

Interview with the real JudyT

What is it like being fictional?

Hard to say. What is it like being you? Not as airy or tenuous as you might suppose. My food and drink, my warmth and fear, are as real to me as yours are to you: and of course the sex is so much better when it's removed from the chains of unfiction.

Were you born?

There are reasons in the darker mists of the story why I need to be genetically related to my sister and my brother. For the moment I can't think of any better way of arranging this than by having been born in the usual way. We are assuming the fairy blood is diluted.

Will you die?

No, I have been assured there is no such thing in store for me, and I am to be consulted on any major decisions. I suppose when my creator dies, it will depend whether provision has been made for me: a graceful retirement into some acknowledged immortal state, or a fading like a memory if caught unexpectedly.

Why do you stay?

Soft lights in upper windows. The silvered darkness of a pond. Adventures in caverns bright with crystals of many colours, where moss and running water lead us to gateposts carved in strange tongues. Snow on the tumulus. Fire made from petals.

Tell me a story about rains

This is something like how I came to be.